Ravi Shankar Prasad, Meira Kumar, 57 Others File Nominations | For Final Phase of LS Polls in Bihar | Union ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, R K Singh, Ashwini Kumar Choubey and former Speaker Meira Kumar were among 59 candidates who filed their nominations for eight Lok Sabha constituencies in the seventh and last phase of general elections in Bihar. The constituencies of Nalanda, Patna Sahib, Pataliputra, Ara, Buxar, Jehanabad, Karakat and Sasaram will go to polls in the seventh phase on May 19.
- BJP, AAP No Competition For Me: Vijender Singh
- Modi: We Will Kill Terrorists in Their House
- Modi: Congress Gives Graft, Taxes & Inflation
- Pawan Bansal Files Nomination From Chandigarh
- We Fire Shells if Pak Fires Bullets: Shah
- Pak Wants Modi to Remain PM: Yechury
- Sukhbir Badal, wife Harsimrat Own Rs 115.95Cr
Leading NDA's show of strength, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a joint rally in Mumbai along with BJP's Maharashtra allies. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and Republican Party of India RPI (A) Ramdas Athawale are sharing the stage with the prime minister.
The Maharashtra Congress on Friday called the BJP-Sena rally here addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the "bunty and babli show" which people of the country would no longer believe in. In a statement, Maharashtra Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant said the country had witnessed 'bunty and babli' "duping" people and asked voters not to fall prey to them. Referring to PM's remarks that all opinion polls and surveys predicted a win for the NDA, Sawant said it proved that all such surveys had been commissioned by the BJP itself. He attacked the PM for claiming that Congress had called the middle class of the country selfish and greedy. The Congress leader said people of Mumbai will never forget the insult heaped on martyred former Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad chief Hemant Karkare by the BJP's Bhopal Lok Sabha candidate Pragya Singh Thakur. "Modi didn't have the moral stand to apologise for her comments," Sawant added.
Maharashtra Congress MLA Kalidas Kolambkar after attending NDA rally: I'am angry from Congress as no work could happen in my constituency. I'll leave Congress & support those who work. I came here to listen to their speech.I used to come to Atal Bihari Vajpayee's speeches as well.
Maharashtra: Congress MLA Kalidas Kolambkar seen at NDA's rally in Mumbai. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, among others addressed the rally pic.twitter.com/pTQ5VLZ9d8— ANI (@ANI) April 26, 2019
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Thakur, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, is the BJP's candidate from Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency.
The BJP and the AAP are no competition and they will be defeated in the Lok Sabha polls, Congress candidate and ace boxer Vijender Singh said Friday. The 33-year-old, who is making his electoral debut as Congress's South Delhi Lok Sabha seat candidate, is pitted against BJP leader and sitting MP Ramesh Bidhuri and AAP's Raghav Chadha. "The BJP and AAP candidates are no competition for me. I will eliminate BJP from here. I am here to meet and connect with people," Singh said during a footmarch in Delhi's Tigri area. The ace boxer's footmarch, which lasted for two hours, passed through several residential pockets and slum clusters. He began it by seeking the blessing of the elderly and offering prayers at the Chhattarpur Temple.
Started my journey with the blessings from Chhattapur Temple. Will be meeting residents of Tikri Constituency now. pic.twitter.com/QaesJvuYEH— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) April 26, 2019
PM Modi in Mumbai: Very few people would know that while serving people in our country, 33 thousand police personnel have given their lives. But the Congress never cared for their sacrifice. Our police forces demanded a memorial but they did not listen. When our government came to power, we built a magnificent police memorial in Delhi.
PM Modi in Mumbai: This is the contribution of middle class and honest tax payers that today the world's largest healthcare scheme, Ayushman Bharat Scheme is underway. This is the result of middle class and honest tax payer that today, the infrastructure is being built in the country at double speed:
PM Modi in Mumbai: Leaders whose thinking is still a century behind, cannot take India forward. Be it any tier city, residents agree on one stand. That is BJP with allies will form government again with a thumping majority. The debate is whether BJP will cross the earlier mark of 282 seats or will go past it.
Congress leader and former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal filed his nomination papers from Chandigarh parliamentary seat here Friday. Accompanied by his wife Madhu and the union territory's Congress president Pradeep Chhabra, the 70-year-old former MP filed his nomination before the Deputy-Commissioner-cum-Returning Officer here. As per his affidavit, the total value of Bansal's moveable assets that includes cash in hand, bank deposits and investments in jewellery is over Rs 1.29 crore. The value of his wife's moveable assets is nearly Rs 2.55 crore. She works at Theon Pharmaceuticals Ltd, a Himachal Pradesh based pharma company, as per the affidavit. The value of immoveable assets of Bansal, a law graduate from Panjab University here, is nearly Rs 5.60 crore that includes a share he holds in his Sector-28 based house here. Bansal is pitted against BJP's sitting MP Kirron Kher and Aam Aadmi Party's Harmohan Dhawan among others.
BJP president Amit Shah Friday said his party's policy is to reply with a bombshell if Pakistan fires a bullet, while the Congress just plays `Ilu-Ilu' with terrorists. Shah borrowed the phrase from a Bollywood song Ilu is an abbreviation for `I love you' at an election rally in Jalore, where he claimed that Congress president Rahul Gandhi was "disappointed" when the Indian Air Force struck a terror camp in Pakistan. Rahul Baba, you do Ili-Ilu with terrorists. We don't do that. Our policy is very clear, he said. Wahan se goli ayegi to yahan se gola jayega (If a bullet comes here, a shell lands there), he said.
CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury Friday said that Pakistan wants Narendra Modi to remain prime minister because it wants Hindu communalism to grow in India so that Muslim fundamentalism can be stronger in that country. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had told foreign journalists in Islamabad a day before the begining of the parliamentary election that there may be better chance of peacetalks with India and settling of the Kashmir issue if BJP wins.
SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal and his Union minister wife Harsimrat Kaur Badal together have assets worth Rs 115.95 crore, according to their election affidavits. Sukhbir Singh, who is in fray from the Ferozepur Lok Sabha seat, has moveable and immovable property worth Rs 75.88 crore. His wife and Union minister Harsimrat Kaur, who is contesting from the Bathinda Lok Sabha, has assets worth Rs 40.07 crore. Before filing nomination papers on Friday, the couple paid obeisance at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Both the candidates along with their supporters took out road shows in Ferozepur and Bathinda.
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram takes potshots on PM Modi in Twitter. “The Modi-centric rhetoric of Mr Modi is getting too tiresome and boring,” wrote the former finance minister.
The Modi-centric rhetoric of Mr Modi is getting too tiresome and boring.— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) April 26, 2019
Does not Mr Modi have anything to say except talk about himself? How many times will Mr Modi utter his own name in an election speech?
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The withdrawal of order means that as of now there is no instructions to state CEO to prepare for the assembly elections, officials said.
Modi attacked the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh over the recent I-T raids. "In Madhya Pradesh, bags and boxes full of notes are being recovered from Congress leaders. The party has done a Tughlaq Road election scam in just six months of coming to power," said addressing a rally in Jabalpur. The Income Tax department had earlier this month raided properties of aides of chief minister Kamal Nath. The searches were also conducted at residence of one SM Moin, who was said to be close to senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for opening bank accounts. "Narendra Modi has done one good thing that he opened bank accounts. But he sends money to Anil Ambani. I will deposit that money to those accounts that Modi opened," he said, adding that the party's proposed NYAY scheme was a surgical strike on poverty. Earlier in Delhi, Modi gave an account of his government achievement in five years. "Opening of lakhs of Jan Dhan bank accounts for poor every month" was among the list.
Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa has written to Chief Election Commissioner, stating that Kumaraswamy government is claiming the poll body has relaxed the model code of conduct and allowed it to take up developmental work. "My request to CEC is it should immediately withdraw any such permission," he wrote.
Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir may not be held in June, a top government source has said, adding that the Election Commission could move the date to November. The government has reportedly cited the Ramzan Yatra, tourism season and Bakarwal migration as reasons for further delay in elections.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a mega show of strength, filed his nomination from Varanasi constituency today. Modi, who was accompanied by several leaders of the NDA such as Parkash Singh Badal, Uddhav Thackeray and Nitish Kumar, addressed BJP workers before filing his nomination, asking them to ensure the party’s victory in every booth. Later, he addressed a rally in Madhya Pradesh where he hit out at the Opposition for Income Tax raids.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, whose programme was delayed due to a technical snag in his flight, reiterated the benefit of the NYAY scheme.
While PM Modi campaigned in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, BJP national president Amit Shah will cover Rajasthan. Shah will address a public rally in Jalore Lok Sabha constituency in support of party candidate Devji Patel. Shah will also attend a roadshow in Jodhpur for BJP candidate and Union minister Gajendra Singh, who is also the sitting MP from that constituency.
In Uttar Pradesh, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will hold a roadshow in Unnao and Barabanki constituencies on the same day.
Campaigning for BJP candidate Giriraj Singh, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will address a public meeting in Begusarai constituency where he is likely to attack former JNU Student Union president Kanhaiya Kumar. Singh has been pitted against Kumar, the CPI(M) candidate.
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